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Windows Server 2012 Serving All Bing.com Search Results Worldwide – Windows Server 2012 Network Virtualization Survival Guide; Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Comparison Documents Available!

The near-final Release Candidate of Windows Server 2012 is now serving up all Bing.com search results worldwide. Microsoft describes a few of the features of Windows Server 2012, and their effect on the Bing Service, and why “Bing is adopting and deploying Windows Server 2012 as fast as they can,” because …

NEW! Wiki: Apache Hadoop on Windows Azure and SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book Launches

Apache Hadoop on Windows Azure WikiApache Hadoop on Windows Azure WikiApache Hadoop on Windows Azure which is currently only available via CTP, now has a Apache Hadoop on Windows wiki, for you get a jumpstart learning.

“The wiki contains overview information about Apache Hadoop, as well as information about the Hadoop offerings on Windows and related Microsoft technologies, including Windows Azure,” …

20 Essential PC Shortcuts – Wiki: Troubleshooting Mail Flow in Office 365

Microsoft has published a range of keyboard shortcuts to help you operate Windows, Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, and Internet Explorer 9.

Here are 20 essential PC shortcuts:

  1. Copy a selected item: Ctrl+C
  2. Cut a selected item: Ctrl+X
  3. Paste a selected item: …

Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) for System Center 2012 Error Codes

A new Micrsoft article titled Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) for System Center 2012 Error Codes posted on the TechNet Wiki.

“VMM 2012 error codes are generated by a state or action, and they display a message that provides information or notifies you of a problem. When appropriate, the error message includes a recommended …

TechNet Wiki Articles to Help You Troubleshoot Certificates and Client Deployment on WHS 2011, SBS 2011, and WSS 2008 R2 Essentials

The Windows SBS Sustained Engineering team at Microsoft contributed the following articles.

We have embedded both of the articles below, that you can read on-site, or at the source URLs.

The first article titled “Troubleshooting Client Deployment Issues when using Windows Small Business Server 2011, Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows …

Load Balancing and Cloud Computing (SCVMM 2012): TechNet Wiki

MVP Kristian Nese talks about load balancing and cloud computing in relation to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 in a recently posted TechNet Wiki entitled “Load Balancing and Cloud Computing (SCVMM 2012)”:

One characteristic of cloud computing is virtualized network access to your applications/services. The point is that …

What Is Open Data Protocol (OData)? – MSDN Wiki Article

A new MSDN Q&A article on Odata (Open Data Protocol) is published.

“OData applies web technologies such as HTTP, Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) and JSON to provide access to information from a variety of applications, services, and stores. As web development continues to move forward, learning about new languages, like OData, will become …

TechNet Wiki Article: Troubleshooting and Optimizing Queries with SQL Azure

A new TechNet article published by Dinakar Nethi about how the Dynamic Management Views that are available in SQL Azure and how they can be used for troubleshooting purposes.

Per summary:

“SQL Azure Database is a cloud based relational database service from Microsoft. SQL Azure provides web-facing database functionality as a …

“Things to Do with a Windows PC + Xbox 360” Windows Experts Wiki Challenge Launches

Windows Experts community, a home for enthusiasts and hobbyists who create amazing experiences in and around their lives with Windows and other tech products was launched in in May this year.

The Redmond software giant has now announced the first ever challenge for its members.

A sub article …

New AdWords API JavaScript Library and Supporting Chrome Extension Launched

A new AdWords API JavaScript client library is now released and allows you to develop JavaScript applications and browser extensions that use the AdWords API. The client library is built using Google’s Closure library, and is compatible with other major JavaScript libraries like jQuery, Dojo, etc.

Following are the main features of the …

TechNet Wiki: Ten Immutable Laws Of Security V2.0

Microsoft Security Response Center, investigate thousands of security reports every year.

“In some cases, we find that a report describes a bona fide security vulnerability resulting from an issue in one of our products; when this happens, we develop a corrective update as quickly as possible. In other cases, the reported problems simply …

UtterAccess Wiki Adds ‘Class and API’ Libraries Modules

UtterAccess have added two new libraries to their Wiki Main Page:

“Class Library has sample class modules and demonstration applications that illustrate how to use the classes. The Class Library is a good place to start if you are just beginning to program Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) objects, or if you’re looking …

Gaining Performance Insight into SQL Azure: TechNet Wiki Article

TechNet has an interesting Wiki article on understanding query performance in SQL Azure.

“Understanding query performance in SQL Azure can be accomplished by utilizing SQL Server Management Studio or the SET STATISTICS Transact-SQL commands. Since SQL Server Profiler isn’t currently supported with SQL Azure, this article will discuss some alternatives the provide database …

SQL Azure Connection Security: TechNet Wiki Article

Selcin Turkarslan has written an in-depth TechNet wiki article about connection security considerations when using SQL Azure. This article provides information on the security fundamentals and best practices when working with SQL Azure. This article is primarily concerned with writing secure connection strings for SQL Azure Database.

“This article first provides an overview …

VMM 2012 Survival Guide – TechNet Wiki

Microsoft Wiki on TechNet has a new VMM 2012 Survival Guide and it includes things such as Microsoft TechNet library content, videos and demos, and even a link to download the product. If you plan on doing any work with VMM 2012 then you will definitely want to bookmark this one.

This “survival …